Cockerals fought - need to know how to heal them now

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pbjmaker, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Two of my cockerals have been in two fights in the last couple of weeks. After bathing them (bloody mess) I was wondering what I could do for their combs where they tore them up and their "scalp" that is now missing the majority of feathers. Is neosporin safe to use?

    They were seperated for a while then we put them back together and they seemed fine until today. Fortunately one of them is going to a new home tomorrow (new owner is aware they look like they've been in a bar brawl)

    Any suggestions? I know it will take a couple of months for the feathers to grow back.
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Just clean the owies with hydrgen peroxide, and a thin layer of neosporin is fine. Boys will be boys!
  3. farmer macdonald123

    farmer macdonald123 In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2009
    north carolina
    use neosporin my friend used it on his frostbitten chicken
    my old rooster broke someones arm because he flogged them and they
    fell he is in rooster heaven now:D
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009

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